Posted by: kauaikolea2 | April 28, 2012

Hawaiian Sea Salt and Coconut Scrub for Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is fast approaching and you may be thinking of a gift for your favorite gal.  Why not whip up a batch of sea salt and coconut scrub to evoke the tropical and calming ambiance of Kaua’i? For some mainlanders, May really means the first month that layers of woolens can be discarded and stored for next year and the first time elbows, knees, and feet will be on public display.  Sea salt and coconut oil scrub — both made with Kaua’i or Hawaiian natural products — can rid Mom of winter skin and get her ready for summer.

Remember, if the gift jar is to be placed in the shower or next to the bathtub, you may wish to find a nice unbreakable (ie, plastic or plexiglass) container so when wet and slippery it does not fall and shatter.

Hawaiian Sea Salt and Coconut Scrub

1 cup Hawaiian sea salt

1 cup coconut oil

a few drops of essential oils (optional)

Mix the ingredients well and pour into an attractive container.  Remember, coconut oil is only liquid at temperatures higher than about 76 degrees, so if your jar of coconut oil is solid, you will need to warm it up.  Be careful that you mix essentials oils into the mixture well as it is advised not to put these oils directly on your skin undiluted.

Another nice Mother’s Day present would be a trip to Kaua’i to see Salt Pond, located on the west side of Kaua’i, close to Hanapepe.  The salt pond is the only natural salt pond in the entire state of Hawaii that continues to be used by descendents of ancient Hawaiians to make sea salt.  You need permission to enter the salt-making area, but the beach is open to the public.  Salt Pond Beach is known as one of Kaua’i’s best windsurfing areas and swimming is relatively safe in the protected cove.  Snorkeling is usually excellent and you can explore tide pools.   Salt Pond Beach has shade, rest rooms, and showers.

Salt Pond Beach is an easy drive from our condohotels.  You can view our units and make reservations directly from our Web site: or 1 855 HULA NOW. Come, visit us, and Salt Pond Beach.  Pick up some Kaua’i sea salt and make your own sea salt scrub.

Wishing you warm Aloha!


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